Hazelnut Tea Cookies

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 55 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr 5 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 45 cookies
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Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon table salt

2 sticks butter, softened

1 cup powdered sugar, plus additional for coating

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 3/4 cups hazelnuts, toasted and finely chopped

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F and arrange racks in upper and lower third.
  2. Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl and whisk until aerated and evenly combined; set aside.
  3. Put butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix over medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add sugar and vanilla and continue to mix until whipped and light, about 2 more minutes.
  4. Add half of the nuts and mix until evenly incorporated and nuts are broken up, about 1 minute. Add flour and mix until well combined, about 1 minute. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in remaining nuts.
  5. Shape dough into 1-tablespoon balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spaced at least 1 inch apart. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, until underside of cookies are brown, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes on baking sheets.
  6. Meanwhile, put some powdered sugar in a medium bowl. After 5 minutes, roll the cookies in the powdered sugar until just coated and tap off excess. Let cool completely and recoat in powdered sugar, tapping off excess sugar, before serving.